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16 Nov 2011

Spotting after intercourse
Hi doc, I am 7wks 3 days as at 16 Nov and for the first time since I fell pregnant my husband and I had intercourse.

Afterwards I noticed a little bit of blood and the bleeding didnt continue. Should we abstain until 14 weeks or should we try a more gentler position (not me on top) and only have sex again after 7 days as to rest my surfix?

I have heard that woman who didn''t rest for a week in between intercourse ended up in heavy bleeding and having a miscarriage.

I went for a scan at 6wks and everything was perfect.

I am 31 with my first pregnancy and no high risk factors.
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01 Jan 0001

I would suggest that you wait till 14 weeks to be safe.
Best wishes
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